Our Group


An international diversified building materials group


CRH plc was formed through a merger in 1970 of two leading Irish public companies, Cement Limited (established in 1936) and Roadstone, Limited (1949). The newly-formed group was the sole producer of cement and the principal producer of aggregates, concrete products and asphalt in Ireland. In 1970, the Group had sales of c.€27m, c.95% in Ireland.

Since that time, CRH’s strategic vision has been to be a responsible international leader in building materials, delivering superior and sustained shareholder returns, while reducing its dependence on individual markets and achieving a balance in its geographic presence and portfolio of products.
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CRH at a glance


  • 35 countries*
  • 3,400 locations
  • 76,000 people
  • €18 billion sales revenues
  • 300 million tonnes of product*
*including equity accounted investments

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